Crime

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Thursday, September 19, 2019

PC Andrew Harper: Murder charge dropped against 20-year-old

PC Andrew Harper: Murder charge dropped against 20-year-old

A 20-year-old man accused of murdering PC Andrew Harper had the charge against him dropped during a hearing at the Old Bailey today.

Record numbers taking Class A drugs, figures show

Record numbers taking Class A drugs, figures show

A record number of people took Class A drugs in the past year, with a sharp rise in the use of cocaine and ecstasy.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

PC Andrew Harper: Three teenagers charged with murder

PC Andrew Harper: Three teenagers charged with murder

An 18-year-old and two 17-year-olds have been charged with murder following the death of the Thames Valley Police officer.

Paedophile nursery worker Vanessa George released from jail

Paedophile nursery worker Vanessa George released from jail

The 49-year-old was jailed indefinitely in 2009 and told to serve a minimum of seven years behind bars for abusing toddlers.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

PC Andrew Harper: Four arrested on suspicion of murder

PC Andrew Harper: Four arrested on suspicion of murder

Four males have been arrested on suspicion of murder and theft after new evidence emerged in the investigation into PC Harper's death.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Friday, September 13, 2019

Teenager jailed for 16 years after buying gun on dark web

Teenager jailed for 16 years after buying gun on dark web

A Gloucester teenager who was obsessed with mass murderers has been jailed for 16 years after he bought a gun and ammunition online.

Police investigate third fatal attack in Camden in one week

Police investigate third fatal attack in Camden in one week

Police have appealed for witnesses after a fatal stabbing in Camden, the third incident in the London borough in the space of a week.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Animal rights activist convicted over fake blood protest

Animal rights activist convicted over fake blood protest

An animal rights activist who smeared fake blood over a McDonald’s restaurant in Brighton has been convicted of criminal damage.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Paedophile policeman spared jail

Paedophile policeman spared jail

Stephen McGoldrick admitted possessing nearly 9,000 indecent images of children.

Teenagers held after Manchester tram stop stabbing

Teenagers held after Manchester tram stop stabbing

Two 17-year-old boys have been arrested after a man was stabbed at a tram stop in north Manchester.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Terrorist who wanted to ‘murder a Muslim’ jailed

Terrorist who wanted to ‘murder a Muslim’ jailed

A man inspired by the Christchurch mosque attacks was jailed for more than 18 years for stabbing a teenager in a bid to “murder a Muslim”.

Police release images of teenagers jailed for murder

Police release images of teenagers jailed for murder

Six teenagers jailed for the murder of an 18-year-old have had their identities made public for the first time.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Friday, September 6, 2019

Former Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke denies assault charges

Former Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke denies assault charges

The Independent MP appeared in court to deny three counts of sexual assault against two women.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Burglar who snuck through cat flap caught after eating fishcake

Burglar who snuck through cat flap caught after eating fishcake

Jan Gina has been sentenced to two years and four months in jail for burglary and possession of cannabis.

Police officer jailed for downloading porn on grieving father’s TV

Police officer jailed for downloading porn on grieving father’s TV

PC Maharaj used a grieving father's TV account to download adult videos while guarding the body of a 14-year-old boy found hanged.

Violence and sexual offences rise on railways

Violence and sexual offences rise on railways

Crime on Britain’s railways has spiked by 12 per cent, with a surge in violent and sexual offences.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

White supremacist who sent fake anthrax to the Queen jailed

White supremacist who sent fake anthrax to the Queen jailed

A man who sent the Queen fake anthrax with a note that read “the Clowns R coming for you” has been jailed for 12-and-a-half years.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Monday, September 2, 2019

Stabbing death at south London Tube station

Stabbing death at south London Tube station

Police have launched a murder investigation after a 24-year-old man was stabbed to death at an Underground station.

Black cab rapist John Worboys disputes date of attack

Black cab rapist John Worboys disputes date of attack

A victim of the serial rapist has been forced to give evidence in court due to a dispute over the date of the assault.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Friday, August 30, 2019

Driver of double-decker car handed three penalty points

Driver of double-decker car handed three penalty points

A driver who balanced a second car on top of his vehicle has been fined £195 and given three points on his licence.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Three arrested over ‘hate crime’ on columnist Owen Jones

Three arrested over ‘hate crime’ on columnist Owen Jones

The men have been detained over the attack outside a pub on columnist Owen Jones.

Teenager Thomas Griffiths admits murdering Ellie Gould

Teenager Thomas Griffiths admits murdering Ellie Gould

The identity of 17-year-old Ellie Gould’s killer can now be made public after Thomas Griffiths admitted stabbing the schoolgirl in her own home.

‘Reckless thief’ jailed for taking bus on late-night joyride

‘Reckless thief’ jailed for taking bus on late-night joyride

A thief who stole a bus and went for a 10-minute joyride before crashing has been jailed.

Man guilty of possessing stun gun disguised as torch

Man guilty of possessing stun gun disguised as torch

He has been sentenced to two years in jail – suspended for two years – for importing and possessing a prohibited weapon disguised as a torch.

Children sold knives by four major retailers

Children sold knives by four major retailers

Asda, Tesco, Poundland and Home Bargains sold knives to underage children at least 15 times, National Trading Standards has claimed.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Young drug dealers offered driving lessons in bid to cut crime

Young drug dealers offered driving lessons in bid to cut crime

Avon and Somerset Police are running a scheme offering young drug dealers education, apprenticeships, fitness training and driving lessons.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Retired choirmaster guilty of abusing boys

Retired choirmaster guilty of abusing boys

Kenneth Francis denied all offences but was found guilty of indecent assault and gross indecency.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Ex-Blue Peter star John Leslie denies sexual assault

Ex-Blue Peter star John Leslie denies sexual assault

He denied sexually assaulting a woman at a London nightclub over a decade ago and will face trial next year.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Second police force to equip frontline officers with Tasers

Second police force to equip frontline officers with Tasers

Durham Police has followed a move by Northamptonshire Police to offer all frontline officers the option to carry a Taser.

PC Andrew Harper: Accused killer faces January trial

PC Andrew Harper: Accused killer faces January trial

Jed Foster, the man accused of murdering PC Andrew Harper, is yet to enter his plea and will face trial in January.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Footballer jailed for violent New Year’s Eve attack on woman

Footballer jailed for violent New Year’s Eve attack on woman

Andrew Akingbaje has received a 32 month prison sentence for assaulting a woman outside a London club on New Year's Eve.

Police officer 'feared for his life' during crossbow confrontation

Police officer 'feared for his life' during crossbow confrontation

Officers were praised for using "the least force possible" when confronted by a man wielding a loaded crossbow.

PC Andrew Harper: 20-year-old denies murder charge

PC Andrew Harper: 20-year-old denies murder charge

Jed Foster, 20, has denied any involvement in the death of PC Andrew Harper, who was killed while performing his duties in Berkshire.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019

Home Office knife attack suspect named

Home Office knife attack suspect named

Dominic Hornberger has been charges with grievous bodily harm and possession of a knife in a public place.

Blackburn machete gang jailed for murder

Blackburn machete gang jailed for murder

Sajed Choudry was attacked by a gang of men near his home in Blackburn amid a feud between two families.

PC Andrew Harper: Police given more time to question suspects

PC Andrew Harper: Police given more time to question suspects

Detectives have been given another 24 hours to question 10 men and boys over the death of the Thames Valley police officer.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Friday, August 16, 2019

Mother drowned twins in break-up ‘revenge’

Mother drowned twins in break-up ‘revenge’

A depressed mother who drowned her twin toddlers in the bath has been jailed for up to 10 years.

Leaders ‘devastated and appalled’ by police death

Leaders ‘devastated and appalled’ by police death

Political leaders have paid tribute to police officer Andrew Harper who died on duty in Berkshire.

Shop assistant caught stealing £16k from till

Shop assistant caught stealing £16k from till

A Boots shop assistant sentenced after being caught stealing more than £16,000 from the till.

Knife attacker ‘wanted to kill English people’

Knife attacker ‘wanted to kill English people’

A man embarked on a mission to 'kill English people” has been jailed for 21 years for attempted murder.

Police officer killed attending burglary in Berkshire

Police officer killed attending burglary in Berkshire

A police officer has been killed while performing duties in Berkshire. Ten males have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Police officer admits stealing £200

Police officer admits stealing £200

A Metropolitan Police officer with 15 years’ experience has broken down in court as he admitted stealing £200.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Gang of eight jailed for armed pub robbery

Gang of eight jailed for armed pub robbery

Members of an organised crime group have been jailed for a total of more than 100 years for an armed robbery at a south London pub.

Teenager arrested after fatal drive-by shooting

Teenager arrested after fatal drive-by shooting

A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fatal drive-by shooting on a Birmingham street.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Paedophile cop admits owning 9,000 indecent images

Paedophile cop admits owning 9,000 indecent images

A disgraced former policeman has pleaded guilty to possessing more than 9,000 indecent images of children and will be sentenced next month.

Murder witness: Teen victim screamed ‘help me’ moments before death

Murder witness: Teen victim screamed ‘help me’ moments before death

A 16-year-old boy who was stabbed to death in north-west London was being chased by three men with machetes, according to a witness.

Heroin addict jailed for £5 million railway station fire

Heroin addict jailed for £5 million railway station fire

A drug addict who caused £5.6 million worth of fire damage to Nottingham railway station has been jailed for just over two years for arson.

Teenagers on trial for murder after youth centre stabbing

Teenagers on trial for murder after youth centre stabbing

Two teenagers are on trial for murder after 23-year-old Glendon Spence was stabbed to death at a south London youth centre.

‘Brave’ British brothers tackle knifeman in Australia

‘Brave’ British brothers tackle knifeman in Australia

Two brothers and another British man have been praised for tackling the suspect of an alleged knife attack in the streets of Sydney.

MPs call for ban on drivers using hands-free phones

MPs call for ban on drivers using hands-free phones

The Transport Select Committee has suggested the government extend the ban on drivers using hand-held mobiles to include hands-free devices.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Monday, August 12, 2019

Prison reform activists ridicule Johnson’s tough stance on crime

Prison reform activists ridicule Johnson’s tough stance on crime

Prison reform campaigners have slammed Boris Johnson’s proposal to ‘come down hard’ on violent and sexual offenders as a bid to win votes.

Gang jailed for knife-point robbery

Gang jailed for knife-point robbery

Five men have been jailed for a total of almost 25 years for a knife-point robbery in north London.

Mother and son jailed for life for ‘brutal' footpath murder

Mother and son jailed for life for ‘brutal' footpath murder

A pensioner and her son will spend life in prison for murdering a man after a long-running feud over him using a footpath on their land.

Axe-wielding robbery gang jailed for a total of 60 years

Axe-wielding robbery gang jailed for a total of 60 years

The gang were caught on camera attacking a security guard before making off with £75,000.

Man charged after police officer run over with hijacked patrol car

Man charged after police officer run over with hijacked patrol car

Mubashar Hussein will appear in court accused of attempted murder after a policeman's car was hijacked and used to run him over.

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